You just don’t get the basic human mindset. Actually me thinks you do, but pretend otherwise. Politics is always going to be a sausage factory. It ain’t pretty and the dark forces know it and exploit it just as it is.

You pretend (fake piety) that it was a battle of opposing ideas — ridiculous. It was a battle between the xenophobic mindset and the nation’s better angels, as Lincoln would call them. Xenophobes never spilt their vote. I mean there was no one of a lower character than the Donald, by any reasonable standard of measure, so why would they have to?

No, Democrats are not score losers, which is more of Trump’s BS. The Democrats were stupid, cocky losers. Even Trump was stunned by his victory. But his Russian accomplices were smart enough to figure out that less than a hundred thosand votes spread across three midwestern states could carry the Electral College. So they wisely pointed Trump and their mountain of social media propaganda, of which it sounds like you were and are a significant part right now, in precisely the right direction. It worked!

Personally I don’t give a crap about left right sniping. What I care about is democratic ideals vs. the Trump/Putin criminal wrecking ball of those American ideals. And in that regard it definitely comes down to a them and us, save our democracy, contest.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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